A Brief Introduction to WASH For Impact Investors

This short publication is the first Action Group (AG) output and introduces the publication of the "Handbook on WASH for Impact Investors", a comprehensive document based on thorough secondary research and interviews with key stakeholders.

In this teaser, the research key findings are presented in the form of reply to the four central questions addressed in the study. The handbook is published in two parts. Part I aims to improve awareness about the sector and its linkage with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by presenting the main concepts in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), outlining the value chains of safe drinking water and sanitation, and showcasing SMEs working in WASH and their business models. 

Part II focuses on the WASH economy, drawing attention to the existing funding gap, identifying challenges and preconceived ideas about investing in WASH projects and advancing solutions to tackle the identified challenges, with the expectation of contributing to catalyze new investments in the sector in the short and medium term.

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By Joana Afonso, Sachin Kumar & Alvaro Ma